The true fathers of computing Guardian.
Wikileaks regains relevance with Stratfor doc-drop The Register (SW). Insider trading, one.
Massive leak reveals criminality, paranoia among corporate titans (SW). The Yes Men rule!
What is really happening in Iran? Al Jazeera (MS). Pepe Escobar on Ayatollah Khamenei.
Bombing Iran Economist. If you must run an empire, ask the Brits how.
Death in Syria Craig Murray (MS).
Anti-War Critics Forgotten on Oscar Night Truthout (SW).
Is Israel a failed state? American Conservative (MS). Interesting.
Grand jury probes Mr. X’s bent lust for Bachmann McClatchy (Buzz Potamkin).
Clarence Thomas trial balloon Daily Beast (SF).
Wisconsin locals pan Obama mortgage “settlement” The Northwestern. “What’s $2,000 going to do in many of these cases?”
Money can’t buy happiness Economist. No, really.
ETAP Yachts Rebranded as Armageddon Life Rafts (Buzz Potamkin).
Little Free Libraries are taking root on lawns USA Today. Awesome. Anyone can do this.
Infiltration to Disrupt, Divide and Misdirect Is Widespread in Occupy TruthDig. From all across the spectrum. (One of the authors, Occupier Dr. Margaret Flowers, got herself arrested in Max Baucus’s hearing room for single payer.) UPDATE: Alternative link.
Antidote du jour: Mary Brunton’s Moe.
Thanks to all readers who sent in pictures of their cats. (And one of them was really sad. You know who you are.) I’ll collage them together next time I’m on. And, as always, if your cat is not the Antidote, that is my failure to recognize true cuteness, rather than any deficiency of cuteness on the part of your cat.